Seriously, have you ever seen an ego this big in the White House before? I have been around for a number of years and have lived through the presidencies of enough presidents to make me wince. But the blatant, unprecedented claims of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to being so super-unprecedented as to be without precedent in a completely unprecedented fashion are indicative of a certainly unprecedentedly huge self-regard of his unprecedentedness.
Despite his lack of actual accomplishments.
“It says how very unique he feels he is,” said Stephen Hess, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who worked in the Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford and Carter administrations. Hess described Obama as “a man who sees himself as unprecedented in every way … given his background — his mother, his father, where he grew up, how he became president of the United States.”
“Of course, biblically, there’s nothing new under the sun, and for most everything he’s done as president there is some precedent for somewhere,” he added. “What he does is variations on a theme.”
Still, Hess said, the word doesn’t have “great political currency.”
“I don’t think he gets special credit for being unprecedented, but he thinks that way,” he said. “I think that tells us more about him than really anything else about how he runs the White House.”
Isn’t that cute? He thinks he’s special and everything. Gee, I’ll bet he does a two and a half gainer into his pants every morning rather than donning them the traditional way.
Sadly, there is plenty of precedent for a cipher of a mediocrity with a huge self-regard claiming their unprecedented specialness. So he’s not even being unprecedented in that.
(The “best and the brightest” munchkins in the Wizard of O’s White House also desperately need a really good thesaurus, just so they can come up with some other superlative to describe their unprecedentedness. They could also use a dictionary.)